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Pacers vs. Suns line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Saturday's matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Saturday's matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns
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Teams on a bit of a roll meet when the Indiana Pacers (17-29) battle the Phoenix Suns (35-9) in a key NBA matchup at Footprint Center in Phoenix on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. Phoenix is favored by 11.5 points in the latest Pacers vs. Suns odds from Caesers Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 220 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Indiana will be without power forward Domantas Sabonis (ankle), who is expected to miss a couple of games, and center Myles Turner (left foot), who has a stress reaction and will be re-examined in a couple of weeks. Deandre Ayton (ankle) is out for Phoenix. 

Before making any Pacers vs. Suns picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 14 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 56-30 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,200. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows Phoenix shooting guard Devin Booker, who has scored 30 or more points in three of his past four games, joined Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to notch 48-plus points, six-plus assists, five-plus rebounds, three-plus steals and zero turnovers in a game on Monday night in San Antonio. Booker finished with 48 points on 18 of 33 shooting. He became the seventh-youngest player in league history to reach 10,000 points when he did it against Oklahoma City on Dec. 29. For the season, Booker is averaging 24.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 0.9 steals per game.

The model also knows Indiana has six players averaging in double figures, including shooting guard Chris Duarte, who tied a career high with 27 points in the overtime win over Golden State on Thursday. It was his third game in a row reaching double digits and the 28th time he has accomplished that this season. He is averaging 17.3 points in the first three games of the West Coast swing and is averaging 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game on the year.  

Now, it has set its sights on Pacers vs. Suns. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

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